Three US men charged with conspiracy to murder on behalf of IS

WASHINGTON, June 3 (KUNA) — Three of nine members in the largest multi-defendant case relating to the so-called Islamic State were convicted of conspiring to commit murder in Syria on behalf of the group and provide material support to the “designated foreign terrorist organization,” the Department of Justice announced.
Between May 2014 and April 2015, Mohamed Farah, Abdirahman Daud and Guled Omar of Minnesota made multiple attempts to join the IS in Syria. The violations were made by the men with their co-conspirators who either planned or traveled to Syria with assistance from an IS member in Turkey for help crossing the border.
In total, ten Minnesotans were charged as part of this conspiracy to provide material support to the group. The men are all associates and friends of one another, the statement said.
Six defendants pleaded guilty before trial and one who successfully joined IS, Abdi Nur, remains a fugitive.
“The evidence in this case made clear that the defendants made a deeply personal and deliberate decision back in 2014,” said US Andrew Attorney Luger said in the statement. “They wanted to fight for a brutal terrorist organization, kill innocent people and destroy their own families in the process. (end) ak.rk